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One more question about studio monitors

Discussion in 'Monitoring / Headphones' started by pablotx, Nov 12, 2004.

  1. pablotx

    pablotx Guest

    I am relatively new to the business and just blew up one of my old Alesis Monitor ones. After going to a few shops around, I realized that I really needed a good pair of passive monitors. Those Alesis really weren't really up to snuff. I have seen some Genelecs, Events and Dynaudio. I have a relatively large control room and would be using the new monitors for both tracking and mixing. I would like to have the option of getting pretty loud as well. The price range per pair I am looking at is $800- $2000. Which ones do ya'll suggest? So far I liked the Event ASP8s over the Mackie 824s. The salesman was trying to sell me on Dynaudio AIR 6s. I know that monitor selection is usually up to personal preference, but I was looking for opinions on narrowing down my search and which ones would help me maximize my potential during mixdowns.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    $2000 will get you a lot.

    Some strong recommendations for passive monitors:
    Dynaudio BM15
    PMC TB2/TB2S
    Tannoy System 10
    Adam just released a couple new passive systems

    With that kind of budget, you can afford to go full-range. Do yourself a huge favor and make sure that you have an amplifier capable of driving these bohemoths.

  3. Krou

    Krou Active Member

    As much as I love Dynaudios, I've heard mixed opinions on the AIR series. I'd probably just get the BM15A or even BM6A, the latter will run about $1500. If you really need "passive", then there's the passive versions as well (without the 'A' suffix).

    For about $1k, you'd be impressed with the new KRK V8II's.
    I have the V6II as my room is quite small, but if you need more 'oomph', the 8's might do you right.
  4. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Yes, can you really trust a monitor with DSP? I just doesn't seem like a good idea.

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